Taking the day off to enjoy Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga may not be an option, but thanks to former professional surfer and skateboarder Hunter Joslin, you can bring your favorite flow to the office, studio or home with the Indo Yoga Board.
One of LA’s hottest new classes and fitness products, Indo Board Yoga simulates unstable yoga on a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board, helping you gain muscle and burn more calories than traditional yoga.
You can burn anywhere from 400 to 450 calories in one 90-minute session and it’s also a great way to introduce muscle confusion.
Built upon four rockers that create constant movement and core stabilization, the board forces you to use each part of your body which can lead to slimmer legs, a smaller waist or more well toned arms.
This is great news for anyone looking for more body balance exercises in 2015 and if you’re thinking of swapping your old class for this one, here’s what you should know.
Indo Board Yoga moves fast but steady, just like a vinyasa flow.
One minute you’re gripping the sides of the board for plank, the next powering yourself up in downward dog.
You feel every muscle working and it’s also great to see if you can pop up in Warrior One or hold tree, lotus and other traditional poses on a board that rocks and forces you to think outside the mat.
Chaturanga also gets a welcome workout here as it forces you to stabilize your body weight, not just pull up for plank, downward dog and cobra.
The class was built for practitioners of all levels and you can change intensity thanks to IndoFLO Cushions, which come in sets of three and can be inserted in between the rockers or left off until you’re ready to try a more harder variation.
They also make for great paddle board training.
Indo Board Yoga is currently offered at The Yoga Loft in Manhattan Beach or you can try it at home thanks to decks, DVD’s and other training tools.
Now doesn’t that sound better than your average workout?
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